Twinking is growing at an increasing rate unseen in nearly a decade. New guilds are popping up almost every day, and new teams are forming. Many are discovering the XPOFF forums for the first time, in search of a community and a way to get involved. Those who have been in the twink community for many years maintain a strong, yet sometimes toxic grip on these forums. Staff members and community leaders alike know how often new twinks are driven off by elitism and toxicity; it is undeniable, especially since Legion. While the XPOFF staff is unable to interfere with affairs in-game, we are able to create a far more inclusive environment for the next generation of twinks who are now in the majority, where as twinks from before Legion are now in the minority. Many long time members here are still holding their toxic grip on the discourse, and it is now time for that to come to an end. XPOFF is courting a new generation of twinks, and expecting the older generations to keep up or be left out of the party. The parasitic activity on these forums MUST come to an end immediately if the website is going to become a place where twinks feel welcome. If nothing is done about it, it won't be much longer until a rival website pops up, where the new generation goes for a community that does not have such a blatantly negative environment. That would be the ultimate tragedy of twinkinfo's long legacy, and as a soon to be owner I refuse to do nothing about this issue and continue to allow the community to fracture in this inevitable way. Something must be done to combat the extreme existential crisis this forum is facing. People who are toxic to new users, and do nothing but disrespect forum users and staff should not have a voice in the community, no matter how many premades they've won, what guild tag they are wearing, or who they are friends with. For the first year of XPOFF, the brackets were closed, and as a result so was the community. Moderators were fine playing a symbolic and conversational role on the forums, yet many - if not all moderators don't actually do much moderating, it's the administrators who do almost all of it. This is not how things should be, as the Administrators are busy with their own responsibilities. For this reason we will be purging all moderators and opening applications to fill the vacancies. Former moderators should feel welcome to re-apply and will likely be welcomed back with open arms, on the condition that they agree and continue to adhere to the new standards we are setting for Moderators. The Administrators will be taking a few days to put together a new set of standards for moderators, and will create a new Moderator application which will contain all of the necessary information. We will inform you when this has been done. @Broken @Burg @Dorigon @Hashbrowns @Laurasia @Mutando @Nighthour @Sketchbag @telle To reflect the changes we are making on the forums, we have implemented a few edits in to the Forum Rules and Etiquette to include some zero-tolerance rules. Please be sure to read and fully understand them.